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Catherine Barber

Brand Development Manager


Enjoying a reputation as one of the most innovative and experienced designers working in aircraft interiors, Catherine has been brand manager with Acumen for over 15 years. Catherine has a background in trend forecasting, colour and textiles.

Catherine has taken lead responsibility for the strategic development and implementation most of Acumen’s airline programmes with regard to colour & trim, materials development, airframe manufacturer liaison and certification compliance working closely with specialist suppliers and airline management.
Catherine’s links with the trim and finish suppliers and her in-depth knowledge of certification requirements means a creative ‘Vision’ can be realised in the most optimised efficient manner whilst maintaining a holistic approach at all times.

Recent programme responsibilities include Korean First Class; Jet Airways; Saudi Airways; Delta Airlines; Etihad and four Chinese regional / international fleets. Catherine is currently working on major A380 and B787 programmes delivering finishes and branded solutions for all interior aircraft components.